Environmental Compliance Engineer/Scientist

Woodard & Curran, Inc. Portland , ME 04101

Posted 2 months ago

At Woodard & Curran, there's nothing we love more than a tough engineering challenge. We handle a wide range of water and environmental issues-solving complex problems with creativity and tenacity. That's how we make a difference to our clients, people, and planet. Our company was founded on a simple concept: provide a safe and enjoyable place to work with opportunity, integrity, and commitment, and we will attract talented people. Those people are at the heart of our firm, solving some of the most pressing water and environmental challenges for our clients.

Who are we looking for?

Woodard & Curran has an opportunity for a mid-level engineer/scientist who can support and manage environmental and regulatory compliance projects and provide innovative and superior services to our industrial, commercial, municipal, and institutional clients. In this role, you will report directly to Project and Client Managers in our national Environmental Services Practice and work with a diverse and talented group of engineers and scientists at the firm. The ideal candidate is a mid-level engineer/scientist with strong technical experience delivering innovative, technically superior environmental consulting services for projects located in the New England area and nationally. You will need to be an energetic, motivated, growth-oriented professional with an ability to work independently as well as lead or participate in multi-disciplined project teams.

What's in it for you?

  • The chance to drive and help grow our local EHS practice in the New England region and nationally.

  • The opportunity to join a growing environmental science and engineering firm both locally and nationally.

  • Collaboration with some of the industry's leading technical expertise and innovation for a well-established, privately held, national environmental consulting and engineering firm.

  • Increased leadership opportunities through higher visibility in the marketplace, client interactions, and account development.

  • Flexible work environment and competitive benefits.

  • Strong bonus potential.

What will you be doing at Woodard & Curran?

In this position, you will lead and complete technical tasks for environmental and regulatory compliance projects. Typical projects range from air permitting, environmental assessments, program development, regulatory analysis and reporting, and database solutions for environmental compliance requirements at the local, state, and federal levels. The role will also include performing various technical tasks at client facilities, conducting complex technical analyses and calculations, and preparing various types of reports and documents including regulatory programs, audit reports, permit applications, and environmental compliance management-system-related documentation. Report writing and interaction with project staff, clients, and regulatory agencies will also play an important role in the candidate's success.

Primary responsibilities involve technical project execution in the following regulatory program areas:

  • Air emissions permitting and compliance


  • EHS compliance auditing

  • Wastewater/stormwater permitting, monitoring, and reporting

  • Hazardous waste management

  • SPCC/SWPPP/ICP development

Other business, technical, and staff development opportunities include:

  • Preparation of proposals, attending professional networking events, identifying project opportunities, making technical presentations for market visibility, and maintaining active networking with existing and new clients

  • Maintaining technical leadership for the local practice area

  • Identifying areas for technical improvement and investment

  • Integrating and expanding junior and mid-level staff into projects

  • Assisting with the development of the technical skills of the staff

  • Mentoring staff

  • Participating in annual business planning activities

  • Participation in monthly business development meetings

You should be a self-starter and possess strong field, Excel, and writing skills to support a wide range of science and engineering projects. You must also have excellent oral communication skills combined with leadership ability, a positive attitude, and ability to work both independently and within teams.

What will you need to succeed?

  • A desire and drive to deliver innovative and effective services and to grow professionally and personally in an employee-focused, supportive work environment.

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, environmental science, or related field from an accredited program.

  • Strong appreciation of and commitment to safe work practices is mandatory.

  • 3-5 years of professional experience in the environmental consulting business.

  • Demonstrated performance of analysis, problem solving, and strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to work independently and on large multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Outstanding written, Excel, and oral skills.

  • Ability to mentor and develop a project team.

Woodard & Curran is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Woodard & Curran is a Drug-Free Workplace.

Individuals with disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.



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